- Toledo Alum Davidson: Cost-Effectiveness Of Small Rural Schools
- Toledo School District: Parent/Teacher Conferences, Art
- Music In The Curriculum
- Boone On School Shootings: Two Bold Views
- Siegel On NASA Budget Victory: Short And Bittersweet
- Today: Library Page Turners Club
- Thursday: TES Reading Night, Paint Night At The MAC
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
From vision:Toledo, this link from a Toledo alum and long-time supporter:
Thanks to Larry Davidson (who happens to live in Colorado and care about Toledo) for sharing this research paper on the dis-economies and drawbacks of school consolidations and loss of small schools in rural communities. It is lengthy but confirms why most feel consolidating Toledo and Winlock does not make good sense. If you don't have time to read it, the good stuff starts on page 18 or just read the summary on page 31. It makes some EXCELLENT points.
Toledo School District announced: Parent/Teacher conferences (Tuesday and) Wednesday. No other school-sponsored events or practices on these two evenings so that students and parents can attend these important meetings.
Toledo School District shared:
Seen in Art class at THS (yesterday).
MAPS Enrichment Programs provider Andrea Jones shared: Yes, this (Music Lessons Are The Best Thing Your Parents Ever Did For You, According To Science).
I’m so pleased that our school is beginning a music program “Music and the Brain” including piano/keyboard lessons for all our elementary students next fall! When schools use evidenced-based practices to prioritize and invest in our kids, the benefits reach far and wide. Way to go Toledo
Grange member Tom Boone linked a post gone viral on one mother’s shrewd insight into what is wrong with our kids today, originally published March 24, including update. It begins:
In light of the recent shootings in Florida and then recently at our local high school (GMHS) where a boy went into school last week and shot his ex-girlfriend (she died) and then himself (he died) we all ask what is wrong with our kids today?? I may not know all the answers but I think I know one!!
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For Every Mom editor Jenny Rapson of Ohio offers her own take on the story above, and this one: Florida Teacher On School Shooting: “I’ll Be the One Brave Enough to Say It”
What are your thoughts on these two school shooting related stories?
Local astrophysicist Ethan Siegel warned of short-term victory for NASA 2018 Budget:
“Loser: Long-term stability. As big of a fight as it was to get this bill passed and the crippling proposed cuts by the President overturned, it expires on September 30th of this year. All of these battles will likely need to be fought again in the very short term; WFIRST, James Webb, the Office of Education, and NASA’s Earth Science will quite possibly see additional attempts to curtail, cut, or eliminate them entirely. In past administrations, it was rare to see an already funded-and-agreed-upon mission cancelled. If this year is any indication of what’s to come, there will likely be additional battles required to ensure that many of these missions are seen through to fruition.”
Last week, both houses of Congress put forth the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, where after threatening a veto, it was signed into law by President Trump on Friday. On the surface, it looks like a tremendous victory for science across-the-board, as many programs that were threatened to be cut or cancelled had their funding restored. However, it’s extremely important to remember that despite all the efforts that went into overturning the President’s proposed cuts, this victory only extends for 6 month; on September 30th, this $1.3T budget expires. At that point, all of these hard-won victories for science, education, and the American people may need to be battles that are fought all over again. In addition, there are some dangerous new precedents that are set here, including the warmongering “America First National Space Strategy.”
Be pleased with the victories that have just been won in this latest budget fight, but don’t get complacent. The war for the soul of America is just getting started.
Today: Toledo New Life Community Food Bank 10 a.m. - noon last Tuesday & Wednesday monthly serving our community area of Toledo by sharing the love of Christ through the essential needs we all have.
Visit http://www.toledo-new-life.com or call (360)864-4366.
Also: Toledo Community Library Adult Page Turners hold their book discussion 1:30 p.m. this afternoon, then selects next month’s read. Meets last Wednesday monthly.
Open Wednesday til 7 PM, Thursday & Saturday til 5 PM.
More at: http://www.toledocommunitylibrary.org/
Also on Facebook.
Last Chance: Gallery 505 March Exhibit wraps up Saturday, March 31.
Unique handcrafted works by area artisans and makers, heirloom gifts sure to be treasured long after that special occasion.
Open 1 - 5 PM Wednesday through Saturday.
Schedule and details at: www.artgallery505.com
Up next month: EARTH Recycled
Also on Facebook.
Freegan fans - The Chip Guy wrote last night: The food warehouse, located at 1025 F St in Centralia, will be open tomorrow, March 28th, at 5 pm. Please do not arrive before 445.
There is a lot of produce for tomorrow's give.
Thursday: TES PTO declares - It's that time of year again and the Toledo PTO is planning our annual Reading Night March 29. Click on link for details.
Flowers: Third in a series, Paint Night At Morgan Arts Centre
Tulips - 6:00 - 8:30 PM on March 29. Hosted by Joan and Sue's Art Classes.
Andrea Jones posted: MAP enrichment programs is looking for summer outdoor adventure day-camp volunteers and class instructors. If you have one hour, a day, a week or 5 weeks to spare this summer, you can help! Come, learn more about our vision and goals, bring your ideas to help us brainstorm and make this summer awesome! Volunteers are the heart of any summer camp experience, YOU make day-camp a fun, meaningful and memorable experience!
Meets 6:30 PM Friday at Annie’s place. Details at link above.
Mark Your Calendars - Common Ground Toledo posted:
April 5th at 9:30am, join Toledo Lions Club and Common Ground Toledo volunteers at Kemp Olson Park.
We’ll be clearing a downed tree, cleaning and restocking the wood shed, and assembling new park benches.
Hot dogs and beverages will be provided. Bring gloves!
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
NEW! Toledo Thursday Market vendor forms available now.
NEW! Second Time Around Thrift Store Ribbon Cutting Ceremony noon March 29
NEW! Toledo Youth Cheerleading Sign Ups 6-7 PM May 3, or 10-11 AM May 5 @ THS
NEW! Kid’s Fishing Derby 8 AM-1:30 PM May 12 @ South Lewis County Park (Wallace Pond)
STILL AVAILABLE! Steamboat Alley Paver Forms
For The Love of Reading: TES PTO declares: It's that time of year again and the Toledo PTO is planning our annual Reading Night March 29. Click on link for details.
Flowers: Third in a series, Paint Night At Morgan Arts Centre - Tulips - 6:00 - 8:30 PM on March 29. Hosted by Joan and Sue's Art Classes.
Tulip Theme - Choose between two styles
Paint Nights are a great opportunity for artists from beginner to advanced to spend creative time together.
Bring friends and plan to make new ones.
Themes and planned designs will allow you either follow along or paint outside the lines resulting in each person taking home a personal masterpiece.
Add Di Morgan's incredible gift of hospitality and we are all sure to have a super experience.
Phor Phlebotomy: Toledo Presbyterian Church will host the next Red Cross Blood Drive 12:30 - 5:30 PM March 30, and every 2 months following as long as enough donors get on board. Did you know you can book in advance? Contact Kathy Hill, 360-219-7756 for more info.
For The Sockless: Toledo Middle School shared:
Our Toledo Pride class is sponsoring a sock drive! All socks will be donated to Lewis County United Way. Through March 30.
Application deadline March 30: vision:Toledo posted Scholarship Association in Toledo Receives Major Gift of $50,000. Details in The Chronicle article at link above.
For more information, visit https://toledocommunityscholarship.wordpress.com/.
Feast & Fun: March 30th THS Band Fundraiser - Dinner 5 PM, Bingo 6 PM
Jim Fluckinger reminds readers: If anyone would like a brick for the the Veterans Wall of Honor in Toledo City Park, Toledo Lions Club has downloadable forms.
Forms need to be in by March 31. Cost: $100.
Toledo Community Library offers free Ukulele lessons beginning in April. Sign up in person.
LIBRARY HOURS: Wednesdays 10-7, Thursdays & Saturdays 10-5
For Teens: Applications are now being accepted for summer Ecology Youth Corps work, and must be received by April 6. Earn $11.50/hour for a 4-week session during either early or late summer session. Details and application online at www.ecology.wa.gov/eyc.
For The Love Of Sports: Toledo School District ISO* an Event Manager for spring sports. Duties include setting up fields, scoreboards, public address systems and supporting visiting teams and officials. Hours are afternoons and some Saturdays. $14.19/hour. Contact Grady Fallon if interested.
Also: Have you ever wanted to be a sportscaster for ESPN? Well, we have the entry-level job that could start you on that path. TSD is looking for the Voice of Toledo Indian Fastpitch. If you have a love for this sport and Toledo Indians, this is your chance. Contact Grady Fallon for more information.
*ISO = In Search Of
Fun: Toledo Senior Center hosts their Fifth Annual Ladies Tea April 8. Tix now on sale $20. Hurry, these sell out fast!
Your continued support is critical as Lewis County Seniors move into their first year as a self-supporting non-profit entity. Toledo Senior Center aims to keep the lights on with monthly breakfasts, community meals, classes and special events.
Check out their 2018 Calendar of Community Events.
Fundraiser: To help Toledo’s Neumann family with expenses not covered by insurance in the loss of their house, visit their GoFundMe page: contact person Jadee Landry.
For The Kids: Brooke Sellards Acosta asks “Does your business or family want to support Toledo Youth Baseball? There are a couple ways to show your pride. I have attached forms to become a signboard and/or team sponsor. Family signboards are $200 the first year and $100 each year after that to renew. Message me if you are interested.”
Signboard Form 2018.pdf
For The Future: TES PTO Kids Garden is looking for garden sponsors, which ensures the continuation and improvement of this awesome program. If your family or business is interested, the form is below.
* Garden Sponsor Form 2017-18.docx
For The Future: Toledo Middle School PTO's posted: If you would like to help support our efforts to bring more laptops to Toledo Middle School please read this and spread the word. You can donate here. Thank you for your support of our kids.
Full details posted in 02.23.2018 Friday Column.
Finally: Vision:TOLEDO announces Sign up forms for (2018) Cheese Days Parade and vendor booths. Full information about the parade can be found here:
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